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Is homelessness a reason to remove a child from his or her parents?
Homelessness, in and of itself, does not constitute child abuse and is therefore not a basis for child protection intervention as long as the parent continues to provide the necessary shelter, food, clothing, medical care and educational attention the child needs.

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1. At what age is it appropriate to leave my child at home alone?
2. What constitutes child abuse and/or neglect?
3. Is homelessness a reason to remove a child from his or her parents?
4. If I make a report of suspected child abuse or neglect, will my identity be protected?
5. Can I make an anonymous report of child abuse or neglect?
6. What persons are mandated by the state to report suspected child abuse or neglect and what are the penalties for failure to report?
7. When would it be necessary to remove a child from his or her home?
8. What is a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)?
9. What is a guardian ad litem?